Lately it seems that I have been a bit 'unsettled'. I have been thinking in many directions and figuring out which path to follow next. There are lots of choices it seems, but I am not sure on which one to take to move ahead at full steam. It is odd.
I don't think that is a bad thing though. Choices are good and variety is what makes us well-rounded people. Right? I find that the more I see and learn, the more I want to see and learn more. Does that make sense? If I thought there were not enough hours in the day before, I seem to think that even more so now. But there isn't really a choice now, is there? We are all dealt from the same hand and it is up to us to do what we can with what is given to us. That part hasn't changed at all.
The weekend was really busy. We had our site update on Friday and I was still working on finishing up my SLD514 Layered Angel Ornaments patterns.
Of course, I created two versions – one for the scrollers (shown above) which include optional simple painting instructions and one for the painting crafters, who do not cut wood (SLDP243) which include full painting instructions. I also offered the wood silhouette cutouts for the painters, and I spent Sunday cutting angels for the several kits that were ordered in addition to some extras for future orders.
It kept me busy most of the weekend.
Keith was busy as well. When he first created his new SLDK457 Lord's Prayer Sectional Plaque pattern, he had several ordered right off the bat.
However, several customers requested the final doxology to be added in so he spent the weekend drawing up that last section. You can see it in the photo above.
I finished my cutting just around dinner time yesterday. I then spent the evening organizing and going through my supplies. It is something that I need to do every so often and I was well overdue in getting things in order. I felt like I made a good dent though, and it feels better to have a clean start to the week.
So here we are at Monday. . .
I may wind up blogging a little less often in these next couple of weeks. Several of the projects I am working on are things that still being thought through and I don't feel ready to show them yet. I would rather post fewer entries that have better quality than post just for the sake of posting. I am sure you understand that. Quality not quantity and all of that.
I have lots of exciting new things to share, so I doubt I will be going away any time soon. But for now, I need to focus on creating in order to get these things done and these couple of extra hours in the morning will come in handy for that. I want to use them to their best advantage.
I am sure you will all appreciate it as well.
It is raining here again this morning, as it has for the last three days. But it is a light rain and not unwelcome. It was such a dry spell previously that we really need the extra. Besides – it brought with the cooler weather of autumn and I love that as well. It is going to be a good week.
I wish you all the best week ahead. I hope you all have fun and find something creative to feed your souls.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"